Authentic  Russian KVO-M ORLAN Cooling Garment
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ORLAN  EVA Space Suit inner Cooling Garment

This is a REAL piece of space history

ORLAN EVA Space Suit inner Cooling Suit

    This Water-Cooled Insulation Garment is worn underneath the ORLAN EVA Space Suit during space walks. It is a model KVO-M, size 4, Serial No. 10310076.
It is the latest version of the KVO suit.
"M" in Russian stands for modernizirovannii or modernized. 
 

    It is a one-piece hooded jumpsuit with long sleeves comprising a network of plastic tubes through a knotted net garment with zipper front and stirrups.

It was used by several cosmonauts for
training at the the Russian Space Agency.

Polyvinylcloride tubing strung through this garment facilitated thermal regulation using a glycol mixture. The coolant was routed back though a heat exchanger in the life support assembly in the rear of the ORLAN suit.

 The garment does its cooling by passing cool water through plastic tubes interwoven throughout the suit.

Click on suit for more info

Here is a complete
ORLAN EVA Space Suit.

    Note the back pack style life support system. In essence, the cooling undergarment acts as a type of active refrigeration system which insulates the cosmonaut from extreme temperatures.

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Cosmonauts Solovyev and Vinogradov are in the Kristall module of the
Mir Space Station
returning from
an EVA Space Walk still wearing their cooling suits.

Here a cosmonaut gets ready for a simulated EVA using a large pool at the Russian Space Agency.

Two cosmonaut in
their cooling suits
aboard the International Space Station.

In July, 2003 we were fortunate enough to actually acquire an authentic Russian EVA Cooling Suit

We also have a pair of Flown ORLAN EVA Space Gloves
in our collection.
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On the left is our ORLAN Cooling Suit on display at the Museum of Discovery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. On the left is our ORLAN Cooling Suit on display at the Museum of Discovery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The above Cooling Suit is currently on display at the
Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort lauderdale, Florida Museum of
Discovery & Science
and Blockbuster IMAX Theater in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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